Turn a Study Abroad Experience into a Resume Builder

by Barbara Jolie, frequent contributor to Online Classes College students enroll in study abroad programs for a variety of reasons. Some want to improve their foreign language skills, others are excited about experiencing a different culture, and still others are looking for a change of scenery after spending several semesters at one academic institution. Whatever the reasons behind a student's desire to study abroad, it's important for faculty advisors to help them make the most of their...
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Study Abroad Class Project: International Research Proposals

by Maria Rainier, First In Education It can be difficult to obtain the resources to fund serious undergraduate research, but proposals are great practice and can help students get excited about conducting their own research projects. To encourage the spirit of inquiry, the understanding of how much work goes into research, and the appreciation of international subjects, you can assign international research proposals as a project throughout your students’ study abroad experience. Dependin...
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3 Tips for Discouraging Excessive Student Drinking Abroad

by Angelita Williams, Online College Courses A recent study shows that American students who study abroad consume twice as much alcohol in their host country as they would at home. The reasons for this are fairly obvious. For one, America is alone in having a legal drinking age of 21, and a good portion of American students are under the legal drinking age when they set off on their study abroad adventure. Thus, alcohol is a novelty, and the "forbidden fruit" is finally available to them ...
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Handbook for Intercultural Competence

I recently had the opportunity to review The SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence edited by Darla K. Deardorff. With 29 chapters, 542 pages, and 45 contributors, it isn't the kind of book you read once and pass along, and it isn't taken lightly either. It's the ultimate guide for fostering intercultural competence, the ability to communicate successfully with people from different cultures. More like a textbook, this significant piece of work thoroughly covers the most important reason for...
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